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  • PASSED: Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act
    Posted in Blog on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Friend, The House of Representatives, with my support, just passed the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act (H.R. 849). This bipartisan bill repeals a federal agency called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) that has the authority to unilaterally cut Medicare spending. Here’s a quick breakdown: Background: The Affordable Care Act created a federal agency called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). IPAB is a board of 15 unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats who, in certa... Read more

  • Today's healthcare agenda
    Posted in Blog on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Friend, As we continue to work to provide relief from Obamacare and empower Americans with more options and lower costs, I'm continuing to hear from constituents, healthcare professionals and industry leaders from across Ohio and the country. Here's a quick wrap-up of my healthcare meetings today: Tri-West. Appreciated sitting down with representatives from TriWest Healthcare Alliance to discuss the VA Choice Program - and hear their thoughts on what we can do here in Congress to ensure that vet... Read more

  • Action alert: House passes bills to further expand healthcare options
    Posted in Blog on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Friend – Providing relief from Obamacare and creating a patient-centered system is a multi-step process. As the Senate continues to work on its legislation, here in the House we’re pushing forward on a parallel track to pass a number of targeted reform bills like we promised. These bills help expand Americans’ options and put patients in control of their healthcare -- here’s a quick breakdown: Reforming standards for medical malpractice lawsuits. Today, too many frivolous medical lawsuits can cl... Read more

  • 'it's destroying my family'
    Posted in Blog on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Friend, 18. That's how many counties in Ohio will not have a single insurance option after Anthem announced it would stop selling Obamacare in our state. Just last week, Anthem also announced it would exit the Obamacare marketplaces in two more states -- Indiana and Wisconsin. Now, the Affordable Care Act has helped some Americans. But it has also failed to provide care or choices for far too many families across the country. These failures aren't just about numbers and statistics; they represen... Read more

  • Wenstrup Recognized as an Advocate for Patients By The Hemophilia Federation of America
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) received the Hemophilia Federation of America’s Champion Award in recognition of his work advocating on behalf of patients across America. In particular, the Hemophilia Federation of America applauded Wenstrup’s introduction of the bipartisan Restoring the Patient’s Voice Act, (H.R. 2077), which is designed to give providers increased autonomy in determining the care that is best for their patients. “I am proud to serve as an advocate in Congr... Read more

  • Wenstrup, Ruiz Legislation Gains Broad Support from Patient and Healthcare Provider Community
    Posted in Blog on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-CA) received a letter of support from 27 cosigners in the patient advocacy and healthcare provider community in support of their bill, The Restoring the Patient’s Voice Act (H.R. 2077). This bipartisan legislation is designed to give providers increased autonomy in determining the care that is best for their patients. “As advocates for the patient and healthcare provider communities across the nation, and the millio... Read more

  • Fact check
    Posted in Blog on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Throughout the debate over the American Health Care Act, many claims have been made and concerns circulated. While some are valid, there's also been a fair amount of misinformation. Below is a round-up of a few recent fact-checks - take a look: Claim: The claim that 129 people with preexisting conditions 'could be denied coverage.' Washington Post Fact-Check: "We initially rated this claim as Three Pinnocchios. Considering the totality of Harris' statement, claiming that as many as 129 million c... Read more

  • Q&A: The House Healthcare Bill
    Posted in Blog on May 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Emails, letters, social media comments, and phone calls have poured into my office over the past weeks, as the House debated and then passed the American Health Care Act. Some of them express support. Some express anger and frustration. The majority include questions and concerns. With that in mind, I wanted to take a few moments to directly address concerns I’ve heard and answer some of the most common questions I have received: “You owe your constituents an explanation for your “yes” vote on A... Read more

  • The House Healthcare Bill: Answering Your Question
    Posted in Blog on May 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Friend - As you know, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act last week, with my support. If you have five minutes, I shared some of my thoughts on the bill and reasoning behind my position on Facebook immediately following the vote >> you can watch the video here or below. I've been able to hear from many of you via direct conversations, phone calls, emails, and live telephone town halls, but I know many still have questions and concerns. Here's a step-by-step breakdown... Read more

  • Wenstrup Conducts Ongoing District Healthcare Tour and Listening Sessions
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the April District Work Period, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) sat down with various healthcare professionals and toured multiple hospitals, health centers, and medical care facilities across Ohio’s Second District as part of his ongoing district healthcare tours and listening sessions. Included in these visits were Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital in Anderson Township, Atricure in Mason, HealthSouth in Norwood, and Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. Congr... Read more